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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'Keith is low in the mix'

I think the with E72 Jeffery Norman decided to take Keith down a notch from his mixes on previous issues ( I did compare "Steppin' Out" songs with the new set ).
I'm going to guess, he wanted to bring Bob forward . Sonically and, in the stereo image , Bob and Keith overlap . He could have placed Keith further left in the mix , but that would have violated the band placement . Also I think he said in one of those interviews ,he though (now) that Keith was too loud on these tapes .
I am glad to here what Weir is doing , so it is a trade off .
As the E72 tapes are multitrack , you can alter the mix . I believe , this recent 76 release is take from 2 track, recordings, and the the mix is pretty much already set . So if someone is loud, or too soft , you are pretty much stuck with what you have ( there are some tricks to alter this slightly ).
It was, apparently, not easy to integrate an acoustic piano, into this electric group . Not having stage amps, he was at the mercy of the PA, and your comments on halls is relevant .There are some soundboards , where it is hard to
"find him", and some where he is much more present , this new RT , among them .